The nomination deadline for DNREC's 2013 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards has been extended to June 21.
Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories: Elementary for students in grades 1-4; Middle school for students in grades 5-8; High school for students in grades 9-12.
The program honors Delaware students whose actions have resulted in the protection, restoration or enhancement of Delaware's natural resources through one or more of the following means: Demonstrating environmental stewardship; Initiating an innovative project; Increasing public awareness; Demonstrating environmental ethics. A Delaware State Parks prize pack and gift card will be awarded to each category winner in recognition of his or her contribution to the community,
Winners will be honored in a ceremony on Governor's Day at the 2013 Delaware State Fair on July 25.
For more information, call (302) 739-9902 or visit dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/Pages/YoungEnv.aspx.